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Student Senate and the college administration govern all student affairs jointly. The Student Senate is the official governing body and the voice for all students and consists of members who conduct elections, appoint student all-college committee members and advocate for student needs and concerns.

The college policy on Student Involvement in Decision Making outlines how the Student Senate plays a role in college governance.

  • Why should you join Student Senate?

    Participating in Student Senate helps to develop and improve your soft skills like critical thinking, time management, teamwork, and conflict resolution. You'll learn to communicate with individuals and large groups, and you'll gain emotional intelligence as you develop new relationships. Student Senate gives you the opportunity to be civically engaged and share your voice with your campus and college leadership. The solutions lie with you, and now more than ever it's vital that students get active and share their voice.

    What is in it for you (perks and benefits)?

    Becoming a Student Senator enables you to strengthen your leadership skills, build your resume, develop relationships, and participate in state and national events for student leaders. Student Senators may also qualify for a Student Leadership Stipend of $50 - $500 per semester.  

    What are the potential time commitments?

    Meet up to 4 times a month to give input on matters.
    Respond to email from members of the college in a timely manner to give input on matters.
    Write correspondence to different entities on behalf of students.
    Assist with giving input and help in the planning and execution of events/initiatives.

    What impact can you have?

    As a Student Senator, you can have an impact on creating a welcoming college climate, increased opportunities for your own development, and serve as a positive influence to your peers.

  • Student Senate Fall 2023 Meeting dates: Tuesdays at 2 PM on Zoom and on campus

    To join our meetings please contact: 

    All students are encouraged to attend! Feel free to join us and see what it is about, a commitment is not required.

  • Student Senate President: Emily Gangl

    Hi everyone! I joined Student Senate to help make an impact on Campus and work to be a pillar in the community. I truly enjoy meeting new people and finding ways I may be able to help others. In my free time, I like reading, sewing, and hanging out with my cats.

    Vice President: Dustin Beardemphl

    My name is Dustin, a 38-year-old retired Army Veteran. I enjoy leadership roles that allow me to teach and learn from others. I enjoy video games and volunteering, serving my fellow veterans. I joined Student Senate in hopes of using my experiences to help the student community and ultimately the Campus.

    Director of Communications: Dylan Kolman

    Hello I'm Dylan. I'm in the Student Senate because I enjoy doing what I can to improve student life on campus with like-minded individuals. As a Political Science student, I am passionate about not only my studies but also advocating for the needs of other students. I enjoy playing music, connecting with others, and learning about the world.

    Public Relations Coordinator: Kierstin Sticha

    Hello everyone! I joined Student Senate to become better connected on campus and now work towards getting others connected on campus as well. I believe it's so important to have a space where people of all different backgrounds, life experiences, and beliefs can share their unique voices. In my free time I enjoy thrifting, hanging out with my dogs, and traveling.


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